by Jay Johansen | Jul 17, 1997
Perhaps she was getting tired of this, because she held up a single finger and said, "You can take one picture of Aurora, and then put it away.".
So I followed him down to the basement to see what he was doing. And discovered that there was water pouring down from the ceiling, and he apparently got great entertainment from watching it pour down and dribble on the floor. Then I checked the bathroom and found out what he was up to. He had apparently discovered that if he filled the bathtub, and then poured bucketfulls of water on the floor long enough, eventually it started to leak through the floor into the basement, creating that fun waterfall effect.
Then we went into a series of "what's that" questions. Every unusual item we passed, I had to explain to her what it was and what it was for. It had been a long day and I was tiring out fast, so I started just saying "I don't know" or "I'll tell you later".
Finally she said, "Daddy, do you know why I keep asking you What's that?"
"No," I replied, "Why?"
"Because you won't buy me any candy," she explained.
My daughter was pleased to hear this. "That's nice," she said. "Then you don't have to wait so long for Christmas."
(Yes, she intended it as a joke.)
© 1997 by Jay Johansen
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